The next BREAKING NEWS banners and vamping cable hosts are on their way. The White House is going to approve the release of the memo by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that has been trumped up and now doctored up to make the FBI’s conduct about surveillance look conspiratorial and at the same time give Trump an excuse to fire Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein. Once he does that he can fire Robert Mueller in an attempt to end the investigation into the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, and that will be that.
Except it won’t. Putting this in Watergate terms, that would be the equivalent of the revelation about Nixon’s secret Oval Office tapes and the October 1973 Saturday Night Massacre all at once, with, one would hope, a much swifter resolution. It took ten months to get from the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox to Nixon’s resignation. The way things go nowadays, we could see the whole Trump shitshow collapse by the time the baseball season starts.